Liverpool Legend-In-The-Making Mo Salah Aware Of How Much Manchester United Want To Derail Their Premier League Plans
You are probably aware of this already but Liverpool’s Egyptian Pharaoh Mohamed Salah, on the cusp of becoming the quickest player to bag 50 Premier League goals for a single club has never scored against Manchester United for Liverpool; the only team of the current English top tier crop he has failed against.
There is of course the opportunity to rectify that this weekend when Liverpool take on Manchester United at Old Trafford this weekend.
Ahead of that highly-anticipated meeting, Salah has sat down with Sky Sports and former Liverpool player-turned-pundit Jamie Carragher, a portion of the interview of which is available to view below.
Salah was asked if he was aware of how much United and Everton supporters want to stop his club winning the Premier League, based on the respective fierce rivalries and the fact that Liverpool have never won the title in the competition’s 27-year history;
“Absolutely yes! I know that but we play football and even if we are not of the top of the table like last season I know how much Man Utd want to win against Liverpool, and Everton the same so for me it’s not a big difference we just need to do what we have done for the last couple of months and win the game.”
Manchester United are on a stunning run under interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, collecting 25 points from a possible 27 in the league since the Norwegian has been in charge. The last time they suffered defeat in the English top tier was, in fact, to Liverpool in the last month of 2018.
“They are unbeaten in their last nine [league] games, so they are in a good way and they want to win against us.
“Everyone knows about Liverpool and Manchester United. They have good players – even before they won their last 10/11 games, they have had very good players from the beginning of the season.
“They have a good team and now they are winning, winning, winning, so they have confidence, but at the end of the day we want to win the game. Whoever we play against, we want to win the game.”
It’s surely not going to be as easy as it was for Liverpool to get the win as they did with the 3-1 rollicking at Anfield back in December.
The two teams have met 26 times on United’s turf since the league’s formation in 1992, with United winning 16 and five at The Theatre of Dreams ending in draws meaning Liverpool have a win percentage of less than 20% at Old Trafford.